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iPad learning curve

After many classes I have developed a learning curve for seniors with little or not computer experience, who want to learn how to use the iPad.

As the Wikipedia site says, it is a large set of simple lessons for the iPad. That isn’t true of the internet part.

Learning_Curve_Diagram_--_Steep_and_Shallow,_Same_FunctionalityAt all stages I’ve found learners can ask a person that uses an iPhone for help. The devices are almost one to one compatible. Also, it doesn’t matter which iPad one starts with.  The original iPads still do most to the functions without the camera.

  1. Beginner  —  Learning about everything inside the iPad. Buttons, camera, settings
  2. Novice — Learning to modify the iPad. (Requires the Apple password.) Getting apps, email, search, Facetime, games
  3. Experienced — Learning to use the internet for maps, travel information, finding museums, food and entertainment, YouTube
  4. Expert — Learning to use complicated sites such as public library sites, Amazon, Flickr, Facebook, Skype

For people unfamiliar with a world where information is almost instantly available on the internet, this is a real challenge.

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7 comments on “iPad learning curve

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  2. Carolyne
    May 19, 2013

    I like the way this is set up. I just completed a Technology Conference here in the Rio Grande Valley and they had ipads in a lot of the presentation rooms. It is awesome the things you can learn on an ipad. I was comparing it to the android tablet and I found it easier to use. When I first started on computers… pet commodore, TRS 80, IBM, and Apple. Apple was the most user friendly. And now again I find the apple product the most user friendly.

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  4. Tricia
    May 19, 2013

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did
    you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. cheers

    • Vic Ward
      May 20, 2013

      This is one of the standard themes in wordpress.com. Here’s how they describe it ” Blog at WordPress.com. Theme: Suburbia by WPSHOWER.”

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  6. Vic Ward
    October 5, 2013

    Reblogged this on MyPersonalPhone and commented:

    All of the mobile electronics: cellphones, smartphones and tablets, have a learning curve the sellers forgot to tell us about. For some of us with little or no experience using computers it can be prohibitive.
    Please submit questions about problems you have in the comment section below. I will try answering them or referring you to some of the excellent advice available on the internet.

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